What is the role of lubricant laxatives in the treatment of constipation?

Updated: May 18, 2020
  • Author: Abimbola Farinde, PharmD, PhD; more...
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Lubricant laxatives are used for acute or subacute management of constipation. They lubricate the intestine and facilitate passage of stool by decreasing water absorption from the intestine. Lubricant laxatives include the following:


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